Saturday, September 17, 2005


So Xiu Xiu is good, yeah? And well all know Jamie Stewart is a pretty productive guy. He's had an album come out this year, a split 7" with Devendra Banhart and he's got some other stuff up his sleeve. I just found out about a new album he made with the Italian experimental group Larsen. Well they collaborated on the CD, Ciautistico!, even going as far as to call themselves XXL (Xiu Xiu Larsen). Here's the info:

"Ciautistico! is the debut album from XXL (Xiu Xiu Larsen), a collaboration between the Italian experimental cult band Larsen and James Stewart's mutated-pop project Xiu Xiu. Both groups consider their joint creative clash as a new band in itself more than just an occasional collaboration as it has been already proved by the succesful sold-out theater performances in Italy by XXL."

The website also states that the two groups will continue to work together and release more music under the name XXL.

Ciautistico! is supposed to be out Sept. 20 and will be available on Imporant Records for $12, and they also have three audio samples from the album. Chek 'em out.